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sr #109707: man bash_builtins (i.e. man [) referenced CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS, but doesn't actually show them

Submitter:  Vladimir Nikishkin <lockywolf>
Submitted:  Thu 13 Jun 2019 05:25:32 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
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Tue 17 Jan 2023 10:18:43 PM UTC, comment #1: 

These references were changed to point to bash(1) in the bash-5.2 manual page.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Thu 13 Jun 2019 05:25:32 AM UTC, original submission:  

If you open

'man ['

and search for test or [ , you will find the following sentence:

Return a status of 0 (true) or 1 (false) depending on the evaluation of the conditional expression expr.  Each operator and operand must be a separate argument.  Expressions are composed of the primaries described above under  CONDITIONAL  EXPRESSIONS.

These CONDITIONAL EXPRESSIONS are not actually defined above, and aren't defined anywhere in the man page.

It would be nice if the reference could be added there.

Vladimir Nikishkin <lockywolf>


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